The Cat6a Riser Bare Copper Cable remains one of the most in-demand ethernet cables. The cable has been widely used in both residential and commercial applications. If you don’t have sufficient knowledge about this communication marvel, you need not worry as we are here to help. So, let’s get started!
The Cat6a Riser Copper cable comes with a CMR-rated jacket which is the second-best jacket rating of the ethernet cables. CMR stands for Communications Multipurpose and jackets carrying these markings have fire-retardant properties. It means when these cables come in contact with the blaze, they emit very lox toxic elements and gases and also stop fire progression. These jackets are also UV and sunlight-resistant. As the jackets are thick and have been made from fine quality polyvinyl chloride, they provide top-notch protection against crosstalk and prevent electromagnetic interference. It means that signal quality and data integrity remain intact and are not compromised.
Data Transfer Rates & Bandwidth
The Cat6a Riser Cable exhibits impressive data transfer rates of 10 Gbps (gigabits per second) up to a length of 100 meters or 328 feet. The cable has a bandwidth capacity of up to 750 MHz. Thanks to its higher bandwidth capacity, the cable can keep signal quality intact up to longer distances.
The Cat6a Riser Pure Copper is used for installation in the riser or vertical spaces of the buildings, such as in between floors, and walls. As the risk of fire eruption in these areas is higher, therefore, you are only authorized to use a riser-rated CMR cable. This cable is also used for installation in outdoor spaces.
The inner structure consists of 8 conductors that are made from pure copper. These 8 conductors are tightly bundled together in the shape of 4 twisted pairs. As these are pure copper conductors, they exhibit excellent performance even in harsh conditions (environments where crosstalk and EMI are present to a greater extent). Pure copper conductors have less attenuation than their CCA (copper-clad aluminum) counterparts. It means signal strength remains intact and you enjoy uninterrupted connectivity.
The Cat6a Riser Pure Copper cable meets FCC, CE, CSA, ISO/IES standards and it is in compliance with RoHS. The cable has also passed the Fluke DXT-1800 Versiv Cable Analyzer test to ensure that it is completely safe for installation. As far as installation temperature is concerned, it can be installed in temperatures ranging from 0 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius. It runs 23AWG (American Wire Gauge) and since it is a bulk ethernet cable, it comes in an easy-pull-box packing. The riser cat6a 1000ft bulk cable blue is perfect for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet, 1000BASE-T (IEEE802.3), 100VG-AnyLAN (IEEE802.12), 650 MHz Broadband Video Voice, T1, ISDN 155/ 622 Mbps, and ATM PoE (Power over Ethernet).
The Cat6a Riser Copper comes in two variants: shielded and unshielded.
The shielded variant is the one that has an extra layer or layers of protection in the form of a shield of conductive material. This shield is wrapped around the inner eight conductors that provide extra protection against crosstalk and EMI. Shielded cables further come in many different variants. These cables are used in harsh environments.
The unshielded cable is one that has only an outer jacket as protection. These cables are preferred in normal environments.
As far as the prices of the two are concerned, shielded cables are more expensive than unshielded cables.